2023 Beldame Stakes & Matron Stakes Recap

The Belmont at the Big A meeting continued this weekend with two more fascinating races, the 2023 Beldame Stakes and Matron Stakes.

In the Beldame, a small field of four headed down to post. Following her win in the 2023 Alabama Stakes, Randomized, was sent off as the heavy favorite and wouldn’t disappoint her backers as she went gate to wire to complete a comfortable three length victory.

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Helping round off a fantastic Sunday card was the Matron Stakes. Originally due to be held on the turf track, poor weather meant that the race needed to take place on the dirt which forced several withdrawals. Despite the reduced field, the exciting Jody’s Pride waltzed to victory, trouncing the field by five lengths, marking her out as a horse to watch with real interest in the future.

Beldame Stakes

Grade 2, 1 mile and an eighth, dirt, open to fillies & mares aged three and over. Total prize pool: $250,000

  1. Randomized -150
  2. A Mo Reay +300

Winning time: 1:49.05

Randomized headed into the 2023 Beldame Stakes fresh off the back of a victory in the 2023 Alabama Stakes and wasted no time in trying to assert her authority straight from the off.

Bounding into an early lead, her jockey Joel Rosario was able to dictate the fractions and set the race up perfectly. Running a cool and calm opening quarter, she gradually wound up the pace and rounded the home turn with a comfortable lead.

2023 Beldame Stakes Race Video


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A Mo Reay tried to set off in pursuit down the home straight but didn’t have the legs to make any dent into Randomized’s lead. With Randomized comfortable out in front, she cruised to the line to win by three-lengths and looks ready to make a real bid in the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

2023 Beldame Stakes Race Payouts

2A Mo Reay $3.20

Matron Stakes

Grade 3, 6 furlongs, turf, open to two-year-old fillies. Total prize pool: $150,000

  1. Jody’s Pride +600
  2. Tricky Temper +300
  3. A Primera Vista +2000

Winning time: 1:10.77

Heavy rain ensured that this year’s Matron Stakes would take place on the famous Belmont Park dirt track.

With several withdrawals, this left a field of seven to battle it out for the honors. With the race wide open, first to make their moves were two outsiders, Love to Eat and Devil at Midnight.

Keen to ensure a quickly run race, the two burned up the back straight ensuring that the rest of the field were kept up to their work.

Jody’s Pride headed into the race off the back of a thrilling debut performance and through the first three furlongs was happy to sit off the pace.

With the race entering its critical period, she rounded the far turn three wide and hit the home straight with the lead.

2023 Matron Stakes Race Video


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In keeping with the nature of her debut, she showed a lovely turn of foot and put on the afterburners to streak clear from the rest of the field. Establishing an easy five length lead, she wouldn’t be for catching and would go onto win by a wide margin.

2023 Matron Stakes Race Payouts

1Jody’s Pride$4.50$3.10$3.10
2Tricky Temper $9.90$4.60
3A Primera Vista  $6.50

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